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Live at Buddy Guy's Legends
Junior Wells
Live at Buddy Guy's Legends
Genres: Blues, Pop
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All Artists: Junior Wells
Title: Live at Buddy Guy's Legends
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Telarc
Original Release Date: 6/24/1997
Release Date: 6/24/1997
Album Type: Live
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 089408341229

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A fine documentation of Junior Wells live
Alex | Colorado | 08/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Admittedly, this may not be of the same caliber as Junior Wells albums like "Hoodoo Man Blues" or "Calling All Blues." Nonetheless, this album is more than deserving of its five star rating because it is simply a joy to listen to. Performing at Buddy Guy's famous "Legend's" club, Junior Wells comes alive on stage in a way rarely captured in the studio. Wells seems to be inspired by the presence and he demonstrates his enthusiam for his fans with some excellent audience interaction as well as a level of passion which vastly exceeds that demonstrated on his recent studio albums. The songs here, though a bit on the funky side, are all highly enjoyable. "Broke and Hungry" and "Messin'with the Kid" kick the set off in funky style before Junior gets down to business with a fine version of "Hoodoo Man" and a haunting rendition of "Sweet Sixteen." One of the highlights is Junior's take on the Sonny Boy Williamson classic, "Help Me." With only the organ backing him, Junior brings an eerie ambience to the song not soon forgotten. The harp is here, though like a lot of later day Wells material, it seems to take the back seat to his vocals a little too often. In good form, Wells is capable playing on the level of Little Walter, so it's a shame to hear his harp so often regulated to the background. Still, when he does pick it up, Wells reminds us that he is still one of the undisputed masters of the craft with very well played solos. For any fan of Junior Wells, or blues, this is a highly reccomended album. The energy and passion Junior brings to the stage make this a must have live blues set."
Junior at his best! Tight back up band. He blows you away!
H. Matthiessen | Chicago, Illinois | 06/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Was at the recording of this album. If you consider Juniors priorities, first an entertainer, second a singer, and third a harp player, than you'll realize this is junior at his prime. Rumor has it that Junior was aware of his illness at this time, and it appears that he is going out with a bang. from the openning tracks to the final note this album cranks. It will live in your C.D. player. This album is currently in my top ten of blues picks."
Buy this CD now!
Robin | Massachusetts | 11/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The title says it all. If you want to purchase an incredible album, get this NOW. Every track is five star, all the traditional Junior hits. I guarantee that on "The Train," which is track five, you will hit the repeat button a few times. Enjoy!"